Aton by Cara Bristol @CaraBristol

Posted November 7, 2018 by Melanie in Book Review / 16 Comments

Aton by Cara Bristol @CaraBristolAton by Cara Bristol
Series: Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #2
Published by Self-Published on October 22, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 176
Format: eARC
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For an alien and a human girl, all’s fair in love and courtship…

Attorney Toni Sutterman is on the fast-track, her success all but an open-and-shut case when she realizes she lacks what’s really important: true love. With marriage-minded men in short supply on planet Earth, she joins the Intergalactic Dating Agency hoping to find a good match with an extraterrestrial. When her alien mate finally arrives, he proves beyond all doubt to be the man of her dreams: tall, sexy, romantic, and totally devoted to her. So what if there’s a bit of gray area about how he actually got here?

Aton of planet Dakon doesn’t mean to pull a fast one. He has every intent to play by the rules until false accusations get him escorted from the spaceship just before it blasts off. Neither spurious allegations nor the vastness of space will keep him from his mate, so he makes his own way to Earth to claim the female he was promised. As soon as he sees Toni, he recognizes her as his Fated mate. Confident he’s acted in good faith, he focuses on courting her and beginning their life together.

But when a rival discovers the truth and administers some rough justice, will Toni be willing to break the rules and become Aton’s partner in crime to save their future…or will she play by the book?

This is the second book in Cara Bristol’s Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides series. Aton follows heroine, Toni. She’s the sister of the heroine in the first book. She breaks off her wedding that she didn’t really want after seeing her sister so happy with her alien mate. Now, she’s signed up for her own mail order mate. However, there is an issue with his visa and doesn’t make it. But Aton isn’t going to let a little thing like a visa keep him from his mate.

I continue to enjoy this series. It is a fun and fast paced sci-fi romance novel. I love how the author keeps coming up with new ways for the hero and heroine struggle with their relationship so it doesn’t feel like a rinse and repeat story in the series. Each couple has their own personalities and issues they have to overcome to be together.

I love the aspect of seeing the culture differences between the Terrans (people on Earth) and the Dakonians (the main aliens we’re following in this series, though the book does bring up that there are more than one kind of alien in the dating agency). It also makes you think about people from different countries in real life trying to get through red tape to be together.

We also see how Dakonians don’t seem to understand the idea of a job. They don’t have them on their planet. You hunt and build for yourself. If someone has something you need, you trade for it. The idea of job just doesn’t make sense to them. However, they come to Earth independently wealthy because the ore mined on Dakon is worth a lot on Earth.

We do know who both the hero and heroine are for the next book. But I’m hoping to see if Megan gets a book. She’s Toni’s assistant and so very protective of her. I don’t remember there being any mention of a relationship at all, but I loved her and would love to see a book with her finding a man of her dreams.

Population demographics had shifted so women outnumbered men by quite a bit. With an overabundance of female fish in the sea, men were disinclined to settle down with one woman, let alone get married.

Hence, when you got a man, you did your best to hang onto him—even if he was an emotionless stuffed shirt thirty years your senior. That was, until you saw the alien hunk your sister brought to your wedding, discovered you had options, and realized what a huge, huge mistake you were about to make.

I’d only been on Earth for a little over a day, but from what I could tell, most people worked by sitting at tables and staring at glowing flat boxes. I was curious to see if court was any different.

About Cara Bristol

Author: Cara Bristol

Cara Bristol continues to evolve, adding new subgenres of erotic romance to her repertoire. She has written spanking romance, contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction romance. No matter what the genre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States, but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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Melanie

I’m Melanie, and I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. I will read contemporary romance on occasion, but not often. I will occasionally throw in a biography, usually autobiographies of people that I find interesting. Listening to autobiographies that are narrated by the author have been great in my experience.

I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.

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Posted November 7, 2018 by Melanie in Book Review / 16 Comments


16 responses to “Aton by Cara Bristol

  1. Thank you for the nice review I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I especially appreciated your comment, “I love how the author keeps coming up with new ways for the hero and heroine struggle with their relationship so it doesn’t feel like a rinse and repeat story in the series.”

    In all my series, I try very hard to write interesting stories that are different from each other and not rely on a formula. So, I’m thrilled you noticed!

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